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Castel Sant'Elmo

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All reviews castle walls degree view short walk to the castle actual castle funicular ride great view of naples small art gallery bay of naples entire city vomero hill follow the signs cable car awesome views worth the effort via toledo sunny day worth the trip
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are like us and seeing Naples by foot / metro then you will have a bit of hassle getting to Castel Sant’Elmo... it’s rather exhausting as well going constantly up hill, however it offers you panoramic views of the entire city below you,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go on a clear day - Bite the bullet if there are 2 or more of you take a taxi Walk around the castle once, take photos, breeze through the art gallery go to the toilet and then head off Been there done it, sorry...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank spencerstephen27
Reviewed November 16, 2018

So many stunning buildings in Napoli that this one, even though it's huge, pales comparatively but the views are stunning & also it's a very nice half day trip up by Funicular & then walk down through the maze of old Napoli to Chiaia. Our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Premolars208
Reviewed November 4, 2018

best place for photos ,selfies etc...do not miss it...use the teleferic to go up [ Montesanto train station - no metro station ] and you can walk the 500 stairs or more to go down ..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ilias i
Reviewed November 1, 2018

We came for the view, which is simply superb. There's also a museum that we did not visit. The castle is at the summit of the Vomero hill. There are three funicular railways running up this hill from various directions. The castle is large and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BaruchBarryPinnick
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

You can reach St Elmo either by the Funicular or by Metro Line 1 to Vanvotelli followed by a short and pleasant walk as we did. On Tuesday tickets are only 2.50 Euro each (5 normally) but the gallery is not open. There is an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank NigelB940
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

The views from the castle are the reason to visit. Absolutely amazing views of the Bay of Naples, the islands and Vesuvius. We skipped the museums in favor of watching the sunset. So worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Z0siaB
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Yes, it is great views. But that is it. Not worth the cost of admission. Nothing else there. The good news it is one way to avoid the Napoli crowds.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vagabondgolfergirl
Reviewed October 15, 2018

You can catch a funicular up to this area of the city, which avoids a strenuous climb. There is an entry fee to get into the castle grounds. Late afternoon provides views out across the city, bay and beyond to Vesuvius which all reflect the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

This is a must. Fantastic view of Naples and Vesuv. Thats it. The exhitbition was not my taste. Trip Advisor force us to write 100 words. Why?

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mind K
September 19, 2018|
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Response from guycc1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s on the hill over looking the city and the bay of Naples ,so take the funicular railway up and walk round...at at the ticket office then enter the castle from the bottom...walk to the top there’s not a lot to see on... More
April 14, 2018|
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Response from 643sujatas | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is parking available.
January 17, 2017|
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Response from gigaiugi | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure because it's a no working day in Italy, but I guess so. Opening hours from 8.30am to 7.30 pm but the ticket shop closes at 6.30.
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Norrkoping, Sweden
Castel Sant'Elmo (3 Replies)
Q1: Is this the opening times for Castel Sant'Elmo: Every day except Wednesdays, from 8.30 to 19.30 ? (Can´t find the homepage) Q2: If I only want to visit the rooftop, is there an entry fee? Q3: When it´s closed on Wednesdays: Is the access to the rooftop also closed? Can I get a good view also from the hill outside the castel (or the courtyard if accessible)? /Thanks!
June 11, 2009|
Response fromjjkdc|
I understand it to be closed on Wednesdays. I doubt that there is any access to the roof without paying the entry fee. For some great views (no fee involved), you might want to take the Pedamintina, the 400 or steps from Vomero down to the city. I haven't done this, but plan to my next time in Naples. The steps are near Castel Sant'Elmo.
New Westminster, Canada
Castel Sant'Elmo on a Tuesday (1 Replies)
I'm seeing that Castel Sant'Elmo is closed Tuesdays -- or is that just the museum? It's our only day in Naples, and my only interest in the Castel is the view from it. If that's still available on a Tuesday we might go for it. Although I do see the arguments for skipping the Castel and just getting the view from the Certosa. Advice please?
February 26, 2018|
Capodimonte vs Castel Sant'Elmo and San Martino? (1 Replies)
We'll have one day in Naples on a cruise in late October, and are trying to decide between these 2 sites. Both sound interesting in the guidebook write-ups, and it may depend some on the weather the day we are there--I'm guessing that Vomero would not be very good in rainy or foggy weather. But, aside from the weather, any thoughts on which of these 2 sites to see first and which to save for our next trip? We are hoping to see one or the other of these in the afternoon when the churches start...More
September 05, 2009|
Response fromYakkinYeti|
Did you mean the palace/museum of Capodimonte, or the view point near there? I loved the museum, but it would be hard to spend less than two hours there. I wouldn't suggest a long museum visit in your limited time. I would go for the views. That means Sant'Elmo and San Martino, which are almost next to each other, and are great even without the views. The "must-see" museum is the national archeological museum, just north of the Piazza Dante, and not far from the main churches. --...More